Doctoral Programme in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Objectives
 • To promote the research in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, allowing the development of relevant areas of international scientific knowledge.
 • To present the development of recognized technological and scientific research activities at international level.
 • To contribute to the high quality academic education in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (3 rd Cycle) and offering this education at international level.

Overview
The Doctoral Program in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is integrated in the 3rd cycle of studies following the Bologna Agreement as a complement of the first and second cycles in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
The Doctoral Program in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering comprises a curricular component leading to an Advanced Studies Diploma (ASD) and a research component leading to the PhD thesis.
The themes of the PhDs in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering are those that reflect the problems of the speciality, and involve planning, design, construction, exploitation and systems maintenance of vehicle and structures aimed at exploring the ocean resources, namely:
 • Marine Environment,
 • Dynamics and Hydrodynamics,
 • Marine Structures,
 • Ship Design,
 • Maritime Transportation and Ports,
 • Risk Analysis and Safety Management,
 • Reliability Based Maintenance,
 • Fishing Technology and Aquaculture and
 • Sailing Yachts

History
The first PhD in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering was granted in 1998. After that and according to the new rules of the Bologna Agreement the Doctoral Programme in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering was created by deliberation of the Scientific Council of IST on the 26th April 2000.
The research themes of the PhDs are frequently related to international projects developed in collaboration of European universities, international organizations and industry, which assure the actuality of the themes and contacts with the best researchers at international level.
Some of these themes have interfaces with other areas of Engineering, but in this specific case, the PhDs in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering are distinguished more by their domain of application than by the problem itself.

Candidates
The PhD is intended to Engineers holding a 5 years undergraduate degree or a Master degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering or related areas that aspire to acquire and deepen their scientific knowledge in this area.

Employment
The holder of a Doctoral Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering can work at Universities, Research Laboratories, Enterprises, Governmental Offices and Public Administration.

Coordination
Prof. Carlos Guedes Soares
Instituto Superior Técnico
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa
Tel. 218 417 607 / 957
Email: c.guedes.soares@centec.tecnico.ulisboa.pt